MotoGP » Agostini doubts tenth title for Valentino Rossi

"Age does matter - otherwise I would still be racing!" - Giacomo Agostini.

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Marc - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 6:17 PM

Good points SwissJ but you know that haters will hate no mattter what happens. I'm sure they're praying to their hater gods that Rossi fails in his return to Yamaha.

professorx - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 6:44 PM

he could probably take 3-4 tites in WSBK. YFR do not have the bike or the money to take Honda on, and only hope that Bridgestone wont side with Repsol/Marquez, now that Spain seem to have almost a complete monopoly over MotoGP.

99 Crystal Ball. - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 6:55 PM

I love the way Rossi fans love to throw stats at people to prove he is the goat.But when the name of Agostini is brought up,all of a sudden,stats dont count!
Ago is the goat.End of.The stats prove it!
15 world titles.

twowheelsareenough - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 7:24 PM

99 Crystal Ball
even Ago should bow in front of Surtees, the sole man gifted enough to win a world title on two and four wheels. above all, this story is rubbish as you cannot compare these two periods
i do think that Rossi is still young enough to win some Motogp or WSB titles before switching to WRC, WTC or something else
they are two legends and nobody exept Rossi on the current Motogp grid can achieve this statute

Jim Clausen

January 09, 2013 8:28 PM

I have no prediction as to what Rossi will or will not accomplish with the Yamaha, but he's definitely creating excitement. I remember the doubters when he switched from Honda to Yamaha. No way could Rossi win a championship on a Yamaha, was the common wisdom among many Crashnet contributors. I'd never count him out on winning another championship.

signups - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 8:37 PM

He wont win eh Ago.... says the man who won his titles in a time where racers could enter in multiple classes in one season and rack up titles against other riders who wouldnt even do well at club level these days. I do respect Ago for his achievements and the record books will always show he wont the most titles. But im getting a little tired of bygone racers sticking the boot in when in reality they are no more qualified to say who the greatest of all time was than we are. Motorcycle racing will always go on, so the greatest racer of all time might still be around the corner, only when its stops can we look back and make judgements with all the data. But Undeniably Rossi has done more for racing regardless of where he goes from here. Oh and Ago, if we are going to judge riders from era's other than our own,and pick a greatest my two peneth goes with Hailwood.....

brendan - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 9:36 PM

slow joe what are you on about? hailwood never come back and kicked ago's *** Ago was retired by this time, and had stopped doing the TT for a long time.

Funny how people comment on how good riders from the past were despite probably never watched them and only ever read a book. the same book that doesnt mention the 750 classes which were even more watched the 500's. And also i laugh at you lot that suggest they just turned up rode and had a beer and went home as if they were a bunch of rookies. If you know anything about agostini you will know that he (like graham hill) kept records of everything, every set up, could tell if a bike had the slightest of changes and would want to know why and how. Yamaha's TZ run came after ago mastered it.

Nothing against todays riders but didnt one of them recently say 'its up to ducati to make it go quicker not me, im no technician'

Now which one of them would you want in your team?

iain - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 10:33 PM

only time will tell he's got a good bike under him again, the races r always more exiting when he's in the three, makes the others try harder

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